Details for Entrepreneurship, Business and Mission

This subejct explores the relationship between entrepreneurship, business and mission with the aim of equipping students to function missionally in the business environment in and through their entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurship has been largely ignored in economic theory but is extremely popular amongst management thinkers and policy makers, who see it as the route to innovation, job and wealth creation. Protestant Christians have become enamoured with entrepreneurship and business-as-mission for different reasons, connected with evangelism and poverty relief. What is typically lacking in both secular and Christian thinking, is a foundational ontology of either business or entrepreneurship, and in the case of Christian practice, an ability to root any of these in a biblical theology of mission. These are the issues we will explore both critically and constructively together.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS547
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Duane Van Vuuren



Awards offering Entrepreneurship, Business and Mission

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  • Exhibit an indepth understanding of the concept of the entrepreneur, its history and contemporary role.
  • Analyse the concept of business as mission, and its relationship to theologies of mission.
  • Illustrate an advanced ability to formulate a viable plan for a business in a mission setting.
  • Identify and distinguish the skills required to carry out this or a similar plan.
  • Evaluate the beliefs (values), which give rise to business as mission.

Subject Content

  • Entrepreneurship and mainstream economics
  • Recovering creativity: a Christian imagination
  • The Schumpeterian Revolution
  • Modern developments in Entrepreneurship
  • Recovering vision
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Christian entrepreneurship and business mission
  • Recovering insight
  • A theology of mission and work
  • A theology of entrepreneurship and business

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Two Critical Reflections (in-class) (30%)
  • Project (40%)
  • Exam (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided